Monday, July 29, 2013

Yungaburra and The Avenue of Honour

We are back on 'The Tablelands' again and the weather is quite cooler here than what we have been experiencing further north. Consequently we will not be staying very long in the area but we wanted to revisit Yungaburra having stayed there previously and also to visit "The Avenue of Honour' on Tinaburra Drive alongside Lake Tinaroo. The Avenue of Honour is a Memorial to the 40 Defence Personnel who have lost their lives serving in Afghanistan. This Memorial was officially opened during May 2013 and unfortunately has already been vandalised by some brainless individual whom, maybe, should consider emigrating to another country, possibly Afghanistan.

The most prominent building in Yungaburra is The Lake Eacham Hotel.

This Motel is part of The Lake Eacham Hotel, I am standing beside the emergency fire escape that is based on the footpath out front of the building.

The Lake Eacham Hotel viewed from the other end of the street. There is a restaurant in the foreground.

The streets are divided by very wide grassy median strips that give Yungaburra a bright uncluttered feel.

The approach to "The Avenue of Honour". The avenue is 250 metres in length and is flanked by two rows of 59 Flame Trees. These Native Trees usually flower in November each year, this will coincide with Remembrance Day.

At the bottom end of The Avenue is this Winged Monument overlooking Lake Tinaroo. The pile of rocks in the centre of the monument are from The Afghanistan area where our troops are based.

Beyond the Winged Memorial is a shaded area that covers Plaques that have inscriptions conveying the Military Operations where these personnel lost their lives. 

A view of The Memorial Avenue from lakeside. The location link below will take you to the location of The Avenue of Honour.

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